Might carbon dating wrong
Radiometric dating techniques indicate that the Earth is thousands of times older than that--approximately four and a half billion years old.
Radioactive atoms are like individual grains of sand--radioactive decays are like the falling of grains from the top to the bottom of the glass.
The passage of time can be charted by the reduction in the number of parent atoms, and the increase in the number of daughter atoms.
Radiometric dating can be compared to an hourglass.
Most of the elements in nature are stable and do not change.
However, some elements are not completely stable in their natural state.